Community Development


From families to neighborhoods to regions to nations, communities are born of connections among people. Communities that connect and balance the needs of people, business and the environment create social, economic and ecological value that translates to community development, growth and sustainability.

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Grants for Nonprofits

Nonprofits dedicated to civic engagement and community development are invited to apply for grants to support their programs and initiatives.

Community Development Assessments

Smart Charlotte 2050

Smart Charlotte 2050 Comprehensive Plan


TIP Charlotte County 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan




Charlotte County Transportation Improvement Program






Organizations We’ve Supported

Military Heritage Museum

Military Heritage Museum receives 2016 Disbursement from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation Wallie Spatz passed away in August 2011 and her legacy still lives on in her yearly disbursements from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund held at the Charlotte Community Foundation.  Every year, ...

Supporting a City’s Rebirth

When you ride a canary yellow bike — for free — along Punta Gorda’s Harborwalk, take a stroll through the city’s Artisan’s Atelier at Herald Court or even pull a weed in a community garden, that’s Charlotte Community Foundation at work connecting people who care with causes that matter. After ...

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